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In-House Counsel

 

We are seeking a hands-on In-House Counsel to join our Finance Team as our first inside attorney. We are looking for someone who is highly motivated and organized and has the proven ability to adapt well in a dynamic, fast-paced, entrepreneurial and diverse team experiencing incredible growth. You will partner directly with teams across the company to give advice on a broad range of legal issues and will have significant responsibility for negotiating, drafting and reviewing legal agreements.  You will also be a conduit to outside law-firms for specialist legal support.

We believe our team is nothing short of amazing--strong from top-to-bottom and extremely supportive of each other.  This fosters a great workplace and should present a tremendous opportunity to be our first attorney.  Also, our team that works transactions (e.g., purchasing software, negotiating customer or vendor deals) have worked with outside counsel on all our deals, so they know what to expect from legal review, respect the process and are collaborative partners.

    

What you’ll do

  • Review, draft, edit, and negotiate commercial agreements, including seller agreements, vendor agreements, and NDAs ranging from standard contracts to complex strategic partnerships critical to the company
  • Provide advice on all legal matters and coordinate with external legal experts in specialized fields including privacy, corporate governance, employment law, equity compensation, financing, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, litigation, etc.
  • Support 1stdibs’ senior leadership team and work with our Finance, People, Marketing, Sales and other teams to ensure that we have good governance practices in place and to assess and address risk to support our rapid growth
  • Implement and maintain a comprehensive legal filing system and manage process of timely reviewing upcoming contract renewals
  • Create scalable processes for triaging a high volume of disparate legal issues from all areas of the business

What you'll bring

  • J.D. from a top tier ABA-accredited law school and NY Bar Membership
  • Minimum 5-8 years of relevant experience preferably with experience both at a national law firm and in-house; start-up experience a major plus
  • Ideal background is business attorney with strong knowledge of US corporate law.  Litigation experience would be a plus but is not required and should not be the attorney’s primary focus
  • Extensive contract drafting and negotiation experience is a must
  • Familiarity with UK and EU regulation a plus
  • Excellent business judgment and ability to assess legal risk while also thinking strategically and providing practical business advice
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple critical projects simultaneously
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Self-motivated, personable, organized, and a team player
  • A great sense of humor is a plus

1stdibs is the world’s largest online luxury marketplace for rare and desirable objects. It has become the go-to source for the world's leading interior designers and consumers to find antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage fashion and fine art.

Backed by Benchmark Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Spark Capital and Alibaba, 1stdibs is a unique blend of expert curators and seasoned Internet executives from companies including Amazon, Google, eBay, Mlb.com, PayPal, and Twitter.

 

 

1stdibs is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.